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Attacks on the Press
People rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Settles Lawsuit Alleging Police Harassed Journalists Covering Floyd Protests

Several journalists reported being struck by less-lethal munitions and being herded and detained while covering protests.

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A Reporter Is Suing a Kansas Town and Various Officials Over a Police Raid on Her Newspaper

The reporter's suit claims she was deprived of her press and speech freedoms and the protection from unreasonable police searches guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

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Kansas Lawmakers Want a Report on Last Year’s Police Raid of a Newspaper

Thirty-five Democrats and 10 Republicans in the Kansas House introduced a resolution condemning the Aug. 11 raid of the Marion County Record’s offices.

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The U.S. Capitol Building is stormed by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6, 2021

Fox News Pushes Back on Reporter’s Claim He Was Fired for Challenging Jan. 6 Coverage

The lawsuit said the reporter was fired as part of a “purge” of employees who refused to only report information that would “appease” Donald Trump and his supporters.

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NewsNation journalist Evan Lambert arrested

Journalist Sues Ohio City Over Arrest During Live Television Broadcast

Evan Lambert, a Washington, D.C.- based correspondent for the television network NewsNation, claimed the arrest violated his First Amendment rights.

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Reporter Could Be Held in Contempt of Court for Refusal to Reveal Sources

The lawsuit represents the collision of competing interests: a journalist’s obligation to protect sources and an individual’s right to pursue compensation for privacy violations.

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Escambia County Sheriff's Office photos of Atmore News publisher Sherry Digmon (left) and reporter Don Fletcher (right)

Newspaper Publisher and Reporter Arrested, Accused of Revealing Grand Jury Information

The small newspaper published an article saying the school system had received a subpoena seeking information about bonuses paid from pandemic relief funds.

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Reporter Files Lawsuit Against Police Chief Who Raided Kansas Newspaper

One of the reporters who works at the small Kansas newspaper that was raided by authorities earlier this month filed a federal lawsuit against the police chief Wednesday.

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